Abby became aware of Edward’s approach and tapped the mute in time to hear part of what he’d said. ”you're not a bit nervous about being here. You know, with the pressure of living up to the standards and all.”
She thought his nervousness was charming in a way but then most asian guys were were nervous around girls but then the asian girls were demure and nervous around guys but that was them and not her.”I’d have made the incorrect career choice if I were nervous love.”
then she gave her patented giggle to set the mood. ”Hi I’m Abby Winterborn my friends call me Mousie or Abby; I promise I don’t bite except when aroused.
she didn’t offer her hand instead giving him a slight bow as she understood the local customs prefered.
Abby loved the nervous blokes as they were usually easiest to manipulate within certain parameters and allowed her to control the situation and Edward was adorable. She didn’t want to manipulate him for any evil purposes but did need to control him quickly because of her extremely petite stature which made most people think her a fragile orchid of rare type who they could either dominate or think needed their protection….well then there were the ecchi who saw her as an exotic treat. ”I’m from the Isle of Man...A Manx girl if you need detail and a voice by trade”
She knew that looking him in the eyes wasn’t what a Japanese woman might do but then she wasn’t a Japanese woman and she also knew it gave her a bit more control in her present situation alone with an unknown man. Japanese dating practices were still a bit of a mystery to her but she did know that Japanese men were usually the aggressors in boy/girl encounters and that they often viewed western girls with the concept western girls being unattainable so there she was safe a bit.
He was tall for a Japanese man and then it hit her that he was Hafu and the non Nipponese likely of some European origin which also explained his hair and eyes which were a lovely green. He was dressed conservatively which placed him in some other field than performer for Japanese men who were performers always dressed to set a tone about themselves though she could be wrong she was at least 70% sure he didn’t perform on that alone but then adding his nervousness she upped her assessment to 90% probable. His suit and shoes were nice but of a common cut and make marked him as a Salaryman so she guessed overworked producer’s assistant as he didn’t strike her as a technical type.
Then as she was waiting for the lovely man to respond Abby was happy to see that she and he had become the center of a small gathering of others who were here to join in or to criticize and that was when she realised she was doing it again focusing on a person and making assumptions before they’d chatted even a few minutes and its absurdity amused her which in turn was expressed in a bright smile and sparkling eyes.